MI6 previews the upcoming Secret Agents edition of Spy Files by Adrian Gilbert, a beginners guide to the espionage trade for younger fans...

Book Preview: Secret Agents
22nd August 2009

Secret Agents - Adrian Gilbert
The enduring appeal of spies and their technology, codes and mysterious ways are explored in the engaging Spy Files series of four colourful books.

Each book in the series explores a different aspect of the spy trade, interspersing historical tidbits with tales of spies from popular culture and contemporary movies. Other titles in this series include: Codes and Ciphers, Spy School, and Top Technology.

John Le Carré, Sir Francis Walsingham, Mata Hari, Moe Berg, J. Edgar Hoover, Ian Fleming and Stella Rimington, along with several of the most high-profile spy exchanges, captures and escapes are covered in Secret Agents.

The book includes chapters: When did spying begin?, Spies at war, Spying in World War II, Spying in the Cold War, Female spies, U.S. secret services, Soviet secret services, British secret services, Spy rings, Spy writers, Spy catching, Spying for money and Spy swaps.


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Above: Sample pages from "Secret Agents"

Publisher: Firefly Books (US)
Pages: 32 each (#3 in the 4 books in the series)
Format: Paperback
Size: 9" x 11 3/4"
RRP: $6.95
ISBN: 1554075742
Released: 1st September 2009 (USA)